I spent Labor day weekend with the grandkids and decided to give the injury a few more days to heal.
Miss Madelyn loves playing dress-up in her wedding dress – so cute! Tylor hung out in the garage with Scott most of the time doing man stuff ha ha
And a random photo – Demi was out watching for bears like a good watchdog!
And of course when I am injured, I think that is the time to eat really healthy…should have been doing it all along!!
But as soon as the week-end was over, I decided to at least get some cross-training in. And that meant the pool. Nope, no pics ha ha. Aqua jogging definitely is not my favorite thing to do and the last thing I want to be wearing is a swimming suit. To me, there is nothing flattering about a 57 year old woman in a bathing suit. Maybe its just me being a bit self-conscious about it. But, if it gets me back to running, I’m in – in the water that is. I also had a massage scheduled for the evening that went okay.
Feeling optimistic – I thought everything was coming along just fine and I had given my injury at least 10 days, so I should be able to run a couple of miles. Nope! Couldn’t do it! I was very upset! And I was stressing myself out over the fact that there was less than 9 weeks left for the marathon. Panicking (sort of), I called my chiropractor and made an appointment.
And I am soooo glad I did. He did his typical ART (active release technique) and found some areas in my calf that were really tight. He assured me that all was going to be fine and he thought I could be running in a couple of days. Perfect! I had to work the next two days so that would give me the extra rest that I needed.
I wasn’t that optimistic about being able to run any time soon, but a funny thing happened. I was coming out of work one night and these workman were blasting the concrete in the parking garage. I have asthma and I didn’t want to inhale all of the dust that was being created, so I took off running for my truck without even thinking about it. Nothing hurt! I was pretty excited about that. I wanted to go home and run that very night !! But, once I got home I thought it would be better to wait.
The morning that I was going to attempt to run just happened to be a beautiful day! A little chilly but wow!!
And the best part; I ran a very slow, super easy 4 miles! No pain! Such a relief. My calf did tighten up a little but I stretched and iced and it was fine. The next day, I thought I should do aqua jogging and then run again the following day. When I got up, my calf didn’t hurt at all so I decided to test it a little more and did 5 miles!
I am feeling really good about being able to run again. I asked the NYRR Virtual Training coaches to adjust my schedule and get me back on track for training for the NYC Marathon. My goal time of under 4 hours is probably not going to happen after losing 2 weeks this close to the marathon, but I just hope that things continue to go well and I can continue to train.
However, I will be taking it easy!
We shall see how this week goes……keeping my fingers crossed…..😊